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Padgett, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Padgett ...

So far, we have found very little information about Padgett. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Padgett to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Padgett, please Contact Us.

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Padgett (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Padgett. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Padgett ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Padgett.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Padgett, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Padgett.

Cemeteries Near Padgett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Padgett.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Padgett covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Tone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Todd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Maples Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sharp Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  W Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ragsdale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Morring Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Clay Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bone Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  S Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Clair Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bone Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nelson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hambrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Massengale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sisco Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Daniel - Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Drake - Keith Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Spriggs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roberson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crowell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jacks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harbin - Dalton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burdine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roundtree - Gentry Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Chambless - Byrne Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Morrow - Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sanford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Henshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Bostick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jack Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
  N King Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hereford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cochran Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Whitman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jacks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Locust Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Blackburn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Belleview Cemetery [Map]      
  W Connally Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jehu Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Crowson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Swaim Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hambrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Graveyard Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Acklin - Derrick Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Russell J Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ryland Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Steger - Ormond Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hewlett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sublett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  E Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Patton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clopton Cemetery [Map]      


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

Padgett itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Padgett, with the one closest to Padgett listed first.

Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Padgett
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Padgett
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Garth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Padgett
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Padgett
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Padgett
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Greenfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Padgett
 - Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
Maysville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Padgett
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
Deposit   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Padgett
 - Deposit had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Padgett. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Padgett in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Padgett is historic, it would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Padgett. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Padgett:

Jackson     (The home county for Padgett)
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Padgett, see our County-by-County Page for Padgett.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Padgett:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Padgett ...

While our initial data for Padgett came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Padgett in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Padgett.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Padgett:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Padgett.
      See our Misc Page for Padgett for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Padgett, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Padgett. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Padgett) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Padgett. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8195, Longitude: -86.3064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Padgett have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Padgett.


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